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There are extremes when it comes to Valentine’s Day style; the key is to recognize these and rationalize. Between seventh and ninth grade, I was blessed with the accessory otherwise known as braces. The only incentive to go to the orthodontist was to play a couple of rounds of Mario Kart for N64 before torture. Nonetheless, this must have been where my love for bizarre trends began considering the delight I expressed when able to choose colored brackets for my braces. I was the girl who had pastels for Easter, orange for Halloween, red and green for Christmas and yes – I had pink and red for Valentine’s Day.
Thankfully, my frivolous youth decisions did not hinder my feelings toward dressing romantically to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Sometimes all you need are the subtleties that only you recognize to be a celebration of February 14; whether it be solid pink nails or ditching the usual neutral lip and adding some red.
With all that being said, I am all for women (and men, if they see fit) using their style to celebrate certain occasions. I chose O.P.I.’s Mod About You as my nail color last week. As subliminal as I think it is, I know I decided on that color for the loooove-factor. Now my nails are chipping, so I have no choice but to change my color.
Then there are the ladies who go all out and paint hearts or spell out L-O-V-E on their nails. Firstly, kudos to you all who are able to create that art by yourself; I can hardly paint a solid color. Whether or not there’s an occasion to celebrate, nail art is a trend that seems to be sticking around for awhile. If Tumblr has an account dedicated to it, it’s a thing.
So, as a woman who advocates dressing according to special occasions, I went out and got myself a new blouse.
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Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other, with your girls or by yourself – there is nothing wrong with getting into the spirit.
Happy Valentine’s Day xo